The Gamut

All of the ACLU blogs in one place

I Went Through the Michigan Foster Care System. The State Needs to Make It Easier for Kids to Find Good Homes, Not Harder.

Michigan needs to ensure that children in the foster care system have access to any family that will give them a good home.

By Amber Finet
September 21, 2017

St. Louis Police’s Chants of ‘Whose Streets? Our Streets!’ Once Again Reveal the Warped Mindset Infecting Too Many Departments

The streets do not belong to the police. They belong to the community. The time for police reform is now.

By Ezekiel Edwards
September 21, 2017

The Fight to Kill Texas’ Anti-Immigrant Law SB4 Is Not Over, But We Have the Constitution on Our Side

Texas continues to push the false narrative that SB4 is about public safety despite police opposition to the law.

By Amrit Cheng
September 21, 2017

Maine Won’t Let Nurse Practitioners Perform Early Abortions, and It’s Harming Our Patients — So I’m Suing

I’m a nurse practitioner who has sent away patients in desperate situations even though I can provide abortion care safely.

By Julie Jenkins
September 21, 2017

They’re at It Again. To No One’s Surprise, the Senate’s Health Care Repeal Bill Is Awful.

The Graham-Cassidy bill is devastating to programs that serve millions, particularly women and people with disabilities.

By Georgeanne M. Usova, Vania Leveille
September 20, 2017

Keith Tharpe’s Scheduled Execution Tests Our Nation's Tolerance for the Death Penalty's Racial Bias

There are two types of Black people, the juror said, and Tharpe wasn’t a “good” one.

By Cassandra Stubbs
September 20, 2017

ACLU and Planned Parenthood Take on Unconstitutional Abortion Restrictions in Maine

We’re challenging a law that harms patients by blocking qualified clinicians from performing abortions.

By Julia Kaye
September 20, 2017

Same-Sex Couples Are Being Turned Away From Becoming Foster and Adoptive Parents in Michigan. So We’re Suing.

We’re suing in Michigan because LGBT parents should not be turned away from adoption agencies because of who they are.

By Leslie Cooper
September 20, 2017

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